photo in need of a caption

you know the rules…


ok, this is annoying. on tuesday morning, i’d decided this contest had gone on long enough, and chose a bunch of “contenders” and a winner, and added them to the post. i added a comment that the contest was closed. all good and well.

then i noticed that adam (our ys communitymeister) had chosen that post as one of the links of the week in the youth specialties update email, and said it was an open contest. i noticed additional entries coming in, and thought – for a couple days – don’t those people see the comment that says it’s closed, and the winner announced in the post?

then, last evening, i noticed that reader “rob” left the caption saying “the reason marko hasn’t posted the finalists yet.” and i thought, uh-oh. tuesday. tuesday was the day my blog got caught in some kind of netherworld between the old server it was on and the new server, and i had entire posts get swallowed into the ether. finally i scrolled down and noticed that none of those updates i’d made were there, and you wonderfully patient people must have thought i was a total dork!

so, how ’bout some contenders?

Yet another example of Youth Specialties leading kids to hell. (dana kidder)

Ken’s church introduces its evangelism plan… (ken macdonald)

“The 21st Century Church; accessible as ever.” (johnny mccormick)

What happens when the church board starts working with street signs. (kyle) (ysmarko: starting to see a theme here?)

“and the sign said long haired freaky people not apply” (brian edwards)

“Lord, I pray that you give me a sign!” (ben v)

this sign was made by the same person that tells us where we can play junior high games in church. (mike)

Welcome to Free Grace Fundamentalist Church (brian aaby)

Tower of Babel. (david taylor, jr) (ysmarko: the first time around, i’d given the award to someone who’s posted the short and witty, “street signs in babel” — but that comment seems to be gone now also, and while this “tower of babel” has the same vibe, it’s not quite as witty.)

When home-schoolers get the chance to lead. (sean)

Designated YS staff parking at Zondervan HQ. (rob)

and the winner is…

i’m goin’ with one of the earliest captions that applied it to the church, ken macdonald’s “Ken’s church introduces its evangelism plan.”

nice, ken. shoot me an email with your address and book choice!

88 thoughts on “photo in need of a caption”

  1. “Make up your mind already” -or- as I participated in a bible study series on road signs when I was an intern- this would be a good one. “Don’t park- Do something.” God doesn’t want us to simply park ourselves and not work for His Glory- He wants us to move for Him!

  2. Due to the high rate of teen pregnancies in their schools, the administration passed the following resolutions…”

  3. You know, according to when you posted this, that’s your car parked out front. If you had simply followed the rules you clearly could’ve parked by the signs. (It’s awfully light there in Alaska at 4 am.)

  4. ‘any other day of the week we love you, but today…today we want you anywhere but here.’

  5. I said you could date, but when I said, “No parking I meant it!” As you can see, everyone is on my side.

  6. I had posted street signs of babel (the comment is still up there, it’s like the 12th down)drat I can’t believe I won and now lost do to the perils of the internet.

    All well. If you want to make it up to me, plug my webcomic :)

  7. oh, man, kevin i — i totally jacked you! somehow, when i was looking through all of the comments the second time, i missed yours (must have been that two-in-one thing you did, man!). so i’ll make you co-winner. how’s that? shoot me an email with your address and book choice.

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